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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Nils Petersen (86' PEN)

Nils Petersen penalty enough for Freiburg to defeat Darmstadt

Freiburg sent Darmstadt to the bottom of the Bundesliga on Saturday thanks to a late Nils Petersen penalty in a 1-0 win.

In Ramon Berndroth's first game in charge of Darmstadt, following the dismissal of Norbert Meier last weekend, the Lilies appeared to have had new life breathed into them.

Their football was anything but what you would expect from a side struggling near the bottom of the table, especially not in an away game, and they were unfortunate not to be ahead before half-time as Artem Fedetskyy hit the post.

All their efforts were ruined five minutes from time, though, by a penalty which was earned and then converted by Petersen to earn Freiburg all three points.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 14 +25 36
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +17 29
3 Bayern Munich 14 +10 27
4 RB Leipzig 14 +11 25
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +13 23
6 Hertha Berlin 14 +2 23
7 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +9 22
8 Werder Bremen 14 +1 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 0 19
10 Mainz 14 -2 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 14 -5 18
12 SC Freiburg 14 -3 17
13 Schalke 04 14 -5 14
14 FC Augsburg 14 -3 13
15 Nurnberg 14 -19 11
16 VfB Stuttgart 14 -20 11
17 Hannover 96 14 -13 10
18 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -18 9